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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Colleges/Universities with Incentative Programs for Class of 2007

Listed are some of the schools that may offer an tutition incentative or free tutition to students with certain criterias. The schools are:

Washington University in St. Louis -- John B. Ervin Program for Minority Students:

The Ervin Scholars Program is competitive; awards are based on academic achievement, leadership, and service. They encourage students to apply who are U.S. citizens, who have challenged themselves and excelled academically, who have demonstrated leadership, who have engaged in or shown a commitment to community service, who can demonstrate their commitment to bringing diverse people together (as, for example, by
having been involved in diversity initiatives in their schools or communities), who have demonstrated a commitment to serving historically underprivileged populations, and/or who can demonstrate achievement and determination in the face of personal challenges. Ervin Scholars should embody the spirit of John Ervin and continue his legacy in the Washington University community. Click here for additional details on the John B. Ervin Program.

Rhodes College in Memphis -- Tutition Reduction Program

Rhodes College in Memphis, TN has started a Tutition Deduction for African Americans wanting to attend. The policy is that they will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all accepted African American students. That information is based on the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Accepted African American students will be awarded a financial aid package that covers everything that the family is not able to pay, with limited self help. This cost includes Tuition, Room and Board and the average loan amount was $2650 for the first year. Rhodes has some students enrolled who have an estimated family contribution of $0. Those students receive an aid package that covers everything. This opportunity is given to both in-state and out-of-state African American students.

If a student is a full pay African American student, they are treated just like our other full pay students. The student is still eligible for merit based scholarships and may receive some need based aid. That is all handled on a case by case basis. Click here for additional information on the College Reduction Program.

Stanford College in California -- Tutition Reduction Program

Beginning with the "Class of 2007", families with annual incomes of less than $45,000 will not be expected to contribute to the cost of tuition at Stanford University, and the requirements for middle-income families will be cut in half, Richard Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, announced today.

The change applies to both new and continuing undergraduate students and will go into effect with the new academic year in September. The program is anticipated to cost the university $3 million in the first year. Click here for additional information.

University of Baltimore (UB) First Scholar Program

The University of Baltimore is pleased to announce the UB First Scholars program for new freshmen beginning fall 2007. UB First Scholars offers first-year students full tuition and fees for the 2007-2008 academic year. The program has been made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor.

First Year Free

The UB First Scholars program covers out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and fees for all degree-seeking students enrolling as full-time, first-year students beginning fall 2007 for their first academic year. Click here for additional information.

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